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Wednesday 22nd June 2016 - Year 3/4 Viking Trip Meeting

Thank you to all Year 3/4 parents who came to the Viking Trip meeting.For those unable to make it please find a link to a PDF of the slides.

Wednesday 22nd June 2016 - Foundation Evening for Parents

Thank you to all Year R parents who came out on Wednesday to visit the school to find out all the information you need to know for when your child starts school with us in September 2016. For those unable to make it please find a link to a PDF of the slides.

Marathon Runners

A huge, huge thank you to the lovely 6 parents who are raising money for the school library project by running a marathon in August.
They have set up a fundraising page and if you would like to contribute the link is:
I would like to take the opportunity to thank these fantastic mums, Charlotte Reed, Rachel Macey, Vicky Lloyd, Tanya Axe, Natalie Knight and Christina Chapman for their initiative and enthusiasm and thank you for your continued support of our school.

Rotary Club - Photography Competition

All entries will be displayed at the Bransgore & District Rotary Club stand at the Bransgore Fun Day on May 2nd 2016. The Rotary Club will present the winners with their framed photographs during worship at school in the near future - In the meantime we are happy to announce the winners of the photographic competition as follows:

Year R – Year 2 Category


Winner – Eloise – Giraffe Class

Runner up – Lily – Zebra Class


Judge's Comments: "A really vibrant picture, nicely photographed with a great deal of interest and colour. Very well Done."

Judge's Comments: "A lovely picture with a definite aaah factor - two black lams and their mum. Very difficult to get detail in the blacks and the bright whites, but a very good try.


Year 3 – Year 4 Category

Winner – Sophie – Jupiter Class Runner up – Oliver – Mercury Class

Judge's Comments: "A really super picture, beautifully in focus and with lots of detail - you feel you could touch the mouse - well done".

Judge's Comments: "A really good photograph showing the power of water with a great atmosphere. Nicely captured with good detail."

Other entries in this category:

Natalie - Mars Class Scarlett - Mars Class Scarlett - Jupiter Class


Year 5 – Year 6 Category

Winner – Emily - Saturn Class Runner up – Zadie – Neptune Class

Judge's Comments: "Beautiful landscape with lovely light illuminating the dstant moorland and cloud formations - a worthy winner - well done".

Judge's Comments: "A most enjoyable photograph, and the more you look into it the more there is to see. A very good effort".


Other entries in this category:

 Bethany - Saturn Class

Stephen - Neptune Class Daisy - Pluto Class
Thank you to all who entered the competition, your beautiful photographs will be displayed in the school Library.
Emilia - Saturn Class  Harry - Neptune Class

Bus travel promotion - Under 19 ticket promotion - travel for just £2

Stagecoach has extended its offer of reduced fares for under 19s.

From now until 10 April (inclusive), all those aged 18 years and under will be able to travel anywhere within their local area- for just £2.
In addition to the under 19 dayrider, Stagecoach South also offer the following, for young people and commuters:

Termrider for primary and secondary school age children (aged 5-16 inclusive)

Unirider for students over 16 in Further and Higher Education establishments

10p travel for under 16s throughout all school holidays

Megarider and megarider xtra for frequent bus users.

The tickets will be available to purchase on board the bus. Full details can be found here:


The Eco Council need your Help!

Please could you spare five minutes to complete the Bransgore School Eco Council's Energy Questionnaire. They are taking part in a Schools Energy Competition on Thursday 10th March 2016 and would love to have some information on how you use your energy at home.

Thank you

Attitude to Learning for Target Reports

Behaviour Guidance for Target Reports


11th January 2016 - SATs Workshop for Parents

Thank you to Year 6 parents who came out on a wet, cold January evening to hear about the SATs. For those unable to make it please find a link to a PDF of the slides.

December 2015 - Research from the National Literacy Trust shows the impact ebooks can have on boys’ reading

The National Literacy Trust have launched their latest research report this week, which shows that using ebooks to read can help boys in particular to make significant reading progress and get the most reluctant readers to enjoy reading more. The Impact of Ebooks on the Reading Motivation and Reading Skills of Young People found that during the project, which lasted for an average of 4.2 months, boys’ reading levels increased by an average of 8.4 months. The percentage of boys that felt reading was difficult also almost halved from 28.9% to 15.9%. Find out more and read the full report.

16.12.2015 - Parent View Questionnaire

We are conducting our annual 'Parents' View' survey and I wondered if you could spare 5 minutes to share your views.

The survey contains a series of questions where you are asked to tick boxes to indicate satisfaction, responses can range from 'Strongly Agree' to Strongly Disagree'. You can choose to give your family name or remain anonymous. There is also a box towards the end of the survey to allow comments, but please remember we are looking for overall feedback, if you have specific concerns regarding your child or wish to make a complaint please contact the School Office on 01425 672272 and a member of staff will call you back.

The survey will remain open until 29.01.2016 Thank you in advance for your time. Best wishes Mr Brown, Headteacher.

Urgent: Hampshire’s current legal position regarding penalty notices for unauthorised absence from school (November 2015) Information for parents/carers


Launch of Online Payment System - Monday 19th October 2015

A letter will be coming home today regarding access to the online payment system.Setting up an account will allow you to check balances for school lunch money and trips and to make payments to the school using a debit card (please note we are not set up for credit cards at this time).You can also use your account for other tasks such as checking your payment history and reprinting receipts.

Please note: there will be a 32p transaction fee when paying online using this service and there is no limit to the number of items you can add to each transaction (so it will be worth paying for trips at the same time as lunches so you only incur one transaction fee!).  You still have the option to pay by cheque or cash at the School Office, this is just another payment option available to you should you choose to use it. Guidance for setting up Online Payment account.

'Settling In' Meeting - Tuesday 6th October 2015

It was lovely to see parents for the 'Settling In' meeting, for those who were unable to attend please find below links to presentation slides used:

 Settling In Meeting KS1.pdfDownload
 Settling In Meeting Yrs5-6.pdfDownload
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Hampshire County Council - Attendance Update

July 2015 - Revised leaflet issued - Information on Penalty Notices for Non Attendance at School - Advice for parents & Carers.

June 2015

Information on non attendance at School & DRAFT - HCC Information on Penalty Notices for Non Attendance at School - Advice for parents & carers

March 2015
In response to the changes in school attendance law Hampshire County Council has reviewed its 'Code of Conduct'. This code sets out for all schools what actions must be taken for any child with 10 or more sessions (5 days) of unauthorised absence from September 2015. We are clear in our code of conduct that where a child or family requires support to acheive attendance rates above 90% that this is the first priority for schools. We are also clear that where parent/carers choose to ignore the law and are complicit in their child's absence then all schools with the Local Authority must take legal action through a penalty notice fine or prosecution in court.

From September 2015 all schools will be required to work with Hampshire County Council to take legal action if:

  1. A child has unauthorised absence for 10 or more sessions.
  2. A child is continually late to school and this lateness is unauthorised for 10 or more sessions.
  3. A child has any unauthorised absence during any formal exmaniations, assessment or testing.

Please note each parent/carer can be issued a separate penalty notice for each child. For more information please see letter below dated 23rd March 2015.

Sickness & Diarrhoea

If your child is absent due to sickness & diarrhoea please ensure they are kept home for 48 hours after the last episode of vomiting/diarrhoea. Link to NHS Guidance

Bransgore Vision and Direction - 20th July 2015

Thank you to parents who attended the 'Head's Coffee & Chat' meeting, for those who were unable to attend please find a link to Vision & Direction 2015-2016 presentation.


We are pleased to announce that we raised £576.31 for Comic Relief...

Thank you to everyone who helped by wearing red, baking/buying/eating cakes and by buying badges and ID cards. The great news is that the government will double the money that schools raise to £1152.62

Changes to Curriculum, Assessment & Reporting - 23rd February 2015

Thank you to all those who attended the information evening on Monday 23rd February. For those who were unable to attend, please find a link to the presentation slide show and a link to Tim Oates on You Tube talking about the rationale to no levels assessment.

Assessment & Reporting | Tim Oates You Tube Link

Year 6 SATs Evening - 19th January 2015

The children have been working very hard on their learning so far this year, but I know from experience that a real effort this term can make a big difference to the level achieved in May. The SATs are the beginning of the assessment process that leads to GCSEs and they have a significant impact on which learning groups your child is placed in at their chosen secondary school.

 Y6 SATs info evening PPoint [Compatibility Mode].pdfDownload
 Welcome to Year 6 Expectations Evening!.pdfDownload
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E-Learning Parents Workshop - 14th October 2014

Mrs Hack, a Child Exploitation & Online Protection (CEOP) e-safety ambassador offered to support us in helping parents keep their children safe when using the internet. Please find below some useful handouts used during the session.

 CEOP Keeping Your Child Safe Online.pdfDownload
 Suggestions to Parents following Guide to Internet Safety.pdfDownload
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New Reporting System - March 2014

We have been working on a comprehensive termly report format which I believe gives parents a picture of their child at school. We are now using the new report format. From now on you will receive a termly progress update report towards the end of the Autumn and Spring terms and a slightly more detailed report at the end of the Summer term. This report will give you the progress and attainment of your child at the end of the year as well as comments on their wider achievements at school.

The report will include a number of gradings. To help make these understandable, please find below guidance sheets which you can use to see what the numbers mean and how the teachers have reached their decisions. We will support the report with a Teacher/Parent Consultation Meeting.

 Age Related Target Expectations.pdfDownload
 Information on Targets.pdfDownload
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New whole school Reading Scheme Bug Club:

For those parents who were unable to attend you can view the Power Point Presentation here.